Mathematics and bleak house

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Abstract

The form of nominalism known as 'mathematical fictionalism' is examined and found wanting, mainly on grounds that go back to an early antinominalist work of Rudolf Carnap that has unfortunately not been paid sufficient attention by more recent writers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-36
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophia Mathematica
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • Philosophy

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